The Centre’s focus has mainly been on health frameworks that support the implementation of existing policies promoting sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, education and development of adolescents and youth. These include; ICPD PoA review processes, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) development process and indicators development for sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights as well as comprehensive sexuality education. The Means of Implementation (MOI) for the Finance for Development (FfD) framework process and the Global Strategy for Women Children and Adolescent Health. The Centre has initiatives aimed at building the capacity of journalists regarding the international processes and reporting.

The Centre also has a keen interest in the FP2020 framework and is implementing advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting the use and increasing the availability of contraceptive commodities among young people. CSA continues to play an instrumental role in the development as well as a review of national and county level adolescent and youth health policies. The Centre supports the adoption of national-level policies and implementation frameworks in a county context.

These include the Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Policy 2015, National Guidelines for Minimum Provision of Adolescent Youth Friendly Services 2016, Draft Guidelines for Provision of Age Appropriate Sexuality Education and the Education Sector HIV/AIDS Policy 2013. County Reproductive Health Strategy and Family Planning Costed Plans. The Centre also supports ministries in convening policy dialogue meetings and dissemination of the policies. It also provides technical assistance in the development of implementation plans.

The following are some of the selected publications and research reports that CSA has been involved in drafting:

Publication
Format
Year
Transitioning from deviance to acceptance of youth condom use: Qualitative findings from rural Kenya
Publications
2007
Traditional male circumcision and adolescent reproductive health in Western Kenya
Publications
2007
Community Norms About Youth Condom Use in Western Kenya: Is Transition Occurring?
Publications
2012
Rape Myth Attitudes in Rural Kenya: Toward the Development of a Culturally Relevant Attitude Scale and "Blame Index"
Publications
2013
Accelerating Knowledge, Attitudes and Confidence towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights among Learners 10 -19 years through newspaper pullouts in Kisumu County of Western Kenya Final Report
Publications
2014
Factsheets
Format
2019
Tana River County
Fact sheet
2019
Bungoma County
Fact sheet
2019
Busia County
Fact sheet
2019
Homa Bay County
Fact sheet
2019
Kajiado County
Fact sheet
2019
Kilifi County
Fact sheet
2019
Migori County
Fact sheet
2019
Nairobi County
Fact sheet
2019
Narok County
Fact sheet
2019
Narok County
Fact sheet
2019

Recently, CSA has led in supporting the UFBR alliance in Kenya to conduct an outcome measurement study. The study objectives included monitoring progress made from 2011 to June 2013 with regard to achievements of UFBR programme. The overall results indicate that among the youth in the targeted areas of the programme showed positive improvements in general knowledge, attitude, skills and behavior of sexual and reproductive health amongst young people and women compared to 2013 survey.
The study findings were disseminated among UFBR members among other stakeholders in Kenya.

UFBR Report Abstract
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CSA was supported by IPAS to conduct a qualitative study investigating knowledge attitude and practice determinants on sexual and reproductive health issues including unsafe abortion among university students in two select public universities in Kenya in 2012. This study concluded in 2012 was largely disseminated in 2013 among university managers, students, service providers and other stakeholders. The findings of this study have informed a one-year intervention on SRHR and safe abortion in Masinde Muliro University in Western Kenya. Accelerating Knowledge, Attitudes and Confidence towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights among Learners 10 – 19 years through newspaper pull-outs in Kisumu County of Western Kenya.

The Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA) in collaboration with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance/Kenya through funding from Rutgers initiated the implementation of a 3-year – Access Service and Knowledge (ASK) programme in Kisumu and Kisii Counties with an aim of improving the SRHR of young people (10-24 years) by increasing young people’s uptake of SRH services including information. Operation research was designed to establish the effectiveness of newspaper pull-outs in Accelerating Knowledge, Attitudes and Confidence towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights among Learners 10 – 19 years in Kisumu County of Western Kenya.

ASK OR Summary Report